ERIC Number: ED360033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Student Opinions: A Study Initiated by the Student Government Association of Calhoun Community College.
Searcy, Robert D.
In spring 1993, the Student Government Association (SGA) of Calhoun Community College (CCC), in Alabama, initiated a survey of all CCC students in day and evening classes at the main campus and at two off-campus sites to determine student opinions regarding CCC agencies, services, and student activities. Of the 410 students who returned completed surveys, 43% attended primarily day classes on the main campus, 13% attended mostly evening classes on the main campus, and the remaining 44% attended classes at the two off-campus sites. Results of the study included the following: (1) 49% of respondents indicated that they were attending CCC to earn an Associate's degree, 35% to earn a certificate, and 16% to earn transfer credits; (2) 82% of students preferred that CCC continue on the quarter system, rather than change to the semester system; (3) with respect to CCC services, the highest ratings were received by the bookstore (65% rating it as "good" or "excellent"), the library (63% rating it as such), and the admissions office (50% rating it as such); (4) 58% of respondents indicated that they would attend college sponsored student activities including big-name entertainers and guest speakers; (5) of the 370 students who responded to a question regarding voting procedures, 55% felt that SGA voting procedures should be extended to include night and extension students; and (6) respondents were generally interested in an increase in on-campus activities, including intramural programs (37%) and fraternities and sororities (41%). The survey instrument, respondent demographics, and open-ended student comments are included. (Contains 92 graphs.) (MAB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Role, Community Colleges, Extracurricular Activities, Multicampus Colleges, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Government, Student Reaction, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calhoun Community Coll., Decatur, AL.